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Huawei

Keeping Huawei Hardware Out of the U.S. Is Not Enough to Secure 5G

The Trump administration’s efforts to protect the security of fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless networks by limiting the deployment of Chinese technology both domestically and globally meld trade policy with cybersecurity policy. On both counts, it should not be considered sufficient.

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Teaching the Technical Aspects of Cybersecurity to Law and Policy Students: Come Join Our Team in Austin!

Interested in teaching technical aspects of computer and network security to law and policy students? Want a home base from which to do policy-relevant writing in this general area? Want to join a fun team that loves tacos, barbeque, and warm weather? I’ve got the job for you.

Podcasts

The Cyberlaw Podcast: Executive Orders and Alien Abductions

The backlash against Big Tech dominates this episode, with new regulatory initiatives in the U.S., EU, Israel, Russia and China. The misbegotten link tax and upload filter provisions of the EU copyright directive have survived the convoluted EU legislative gantlet. My prediction: The link tax will fail because Google wants it to fail, but the upload filter will succeed because Google wants YouTube’s competitors to fail.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Marie Harf and Bill Harlow on CIA Public Relations

The Central Intelligence Agency, by its very nature, is a secretive organization, yet it has a robust public affairs and media relations operation. How does the agency resolve this tension? How do its employees, from the director of the CIA to the officers needed to assist in this effort, deal with the difficult questions of how open to be? To find out, David Priess sat down with Bill Harlow and Marie Harf, two former CIA officers who were in the middle of it all. 

Saudi Arabia

Document: House Oversight Committee Report on Saudi Nuclear Transfer

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has released an interim report on an alleged effort by the Trump administration to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, centrally involving former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and President Trump's associate Thomas Barrack. The report is available here and below.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Culper Partners Rule of Law Series: Judge John Bates

Something a little different on the podcast today: the launch of a special series—the Culper Partners Rule of Law Series. David Kris and Nates Jones, the founders of the Culper Partners consulting firm, have recorded a limited-edition podcast series exploring various aspects of the rule of law, particularly as it relates to U.S. national security and criminal law enforcement.

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